Codes of ethics and standards for professional nursing practice have been developed by some professional nursing organizations. These codes and standards guide us in our practice and our interactions with consumers, other nurses, and other healthcare professions. Select at least one of the ethical standards or one of the standards of practice and tell us how you implement this in your current practice or how you will implement it in your future practice. Which standard is most challenging to you, and why?

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Using Nursing Knowledge to Apply Nursing Theory to Practice
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Nurses are increasingly considered knowledge workers. We are valued for what we know and how we think rather than what we do. Select one of the nursing theories from your readings this week (or another nursing theory from your textbook). How can you apply your selected theory of professional nursing to your nursing care? Provide specifics using terminology from the theory you selected to explain your use.

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Nursing theory guides nursing practice for the professional nurse. Watson’s theory of transpersonal caring considers body, mind, and spirit of the person as recipient of nursing care and thus keeps caring as a central component to nursing practice (Hood, 2014). Erci, Sayan, Tortumluoglu, Kilic, Sahin, and Gungormus (2003) studied the effect of Watson’s theory on quality of life and blood pressure readings in patients with hypertension. These researchers concluded that caring nursing practice improved quality of life and decreased blood pressure. By being intentionally caring in their nursing practice, nurses were able to improve patient outcomes. Erci et al. (2003) noted that the Watson “model considers persons holistically together with their physical, psychological and social environment” (p. 137).

How can you apply one of the theories of professional nursing studied this week to your nursing care?

~Ruth

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Erci, B., Sayan, A., Tortumluoglu, G., Kilic, D., Sahin, O., & Gungormus, Z. (2003). The effectiveness of Watson’s Caring Model on the quality of life and blood pressure of patients with hypertension.Journal of Advanced Nursing, 41(2), 130-139.

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